WE LIT! is a Bocas Lit Fest youth project sponsored by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust, now in its second year. 

The project is based on the idea that English language and literature are tools for academic development and self-empowerment in everyday life for young people. 

The programme’s goals are to:

  • Continue introducing underserved youth to the power of literature (reading and writing) as a tool for personal development via a series of in-person and online components. 
  • Increase student interest and engagement in language and literature education by offering a diverse range of means of expression, including their own publications.
  • Help students from disadvantaged backgrounds access quality English language and English literature lessons through creative channels.
  • Improve students’ academic performance in English language and English literature by developing their literary skills and self confidence.
  • Build on student well-being through a sense of accomplishment which would be reflected in improvement in their schoolwork.

Programme Components

Forms 1-6 (ages 11-18). Register  for the Creative Workshops starting in August 2023.

Register your interest in the classes for the period January-May 2024.

  • Form 4 Language: Monday | 4-6 p.m.
  • Form 4 Literature: Wednesday | 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Form 5 Literature: Wednesday | 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Form 6 Communication studies: Friday | 4-6 p.m.

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